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This archived content is from Mary Wilkins’ sewing and quilting message board “Sew What’s New,” which was retired in August 2007. It is being provided by “Sew What’s Up,” which serves as the new home for many members of “Sew What’s New.”
From: xquiz8
Date: 07-10-2006, 12:31 PM (1 of 7)
Hi everyone,

I just wanted to say hello and introduce myself. I just recently began learning how to sew and was thrilled to discover this forum! I've learned so much already just from reading about your experiences and advice. My mother and many of my aunts are accomplished seamstresses/quilters and it looked like so much fun that I just had to give it a shot. Mom showed me how to sew when I was a child, and again later when she was my Home Ec. teacher in high school, but I never really kept up with it.

I have a very basic Brother machine (model number escapes me) and so far, I love it!! This weekend, I made a pair of shorts for my 4(almost 5) year old DD and they turned out pretty well. I just need to make the elastic casing on the waistband and hem the bottoms and they are done!

I look forward to chatting with you all!
User: xquiz8
Member since: 07-06-2006
Total posts: 2
From: MaryW
Date: 07-10-2006, 01:30 PM (2 of 7)
Hi xquiz8 and welcome to Sew Whats New. :bluesmile
owner/editor of Sew Whats New
User: MaryW
Member since: 06-23-2005
Total posts: 2542
From: Butterflyrf71
Date: 07-10-2006, 07:28 PM (3 of 7)
I was new too, not to long ago. You will find lots of great advice, tips, and helpful people who will fast become your friends.

I haven't missed a day on this board since I found it!

Welcome! Please post a pic of your work so we can all see!


You Lord, give perfect peace to those who keep their purpose firm, and place their trust in you. Isaiah 26:3, AV
User: Butterflyrf71
Member since: 05-02-2006
Total posts: 257
From: MartySews
Date: 07-10-2006, 07:36 PM (4 of 7)
Welcome to the board. We have a great time sharing info and learning new techniques. Happy Stitching!
Marty :up:
It takes one moment to change a life.
User: MartySews
Member since: 02-23-2003
Total posts: 504
From: HeyJudee
Date: 07-11-2006, 07:15 AM (5 of 7)
Welcome to SWN! I'm sure you will enjoy this site!
TTFN from
User: HeyJudee
Member since: 01-25-2005
Total posts: 1366
From: esrun3
Date: 07-11-2006, 09:43 AM (6 of 7)
Welcome to the boards! You will find a fun and knowledgable group of folks here. Please post pics when you can-we love to look!
User: esrun3
Member since: 12-02-2004
Total posts: 2345
From: bridesmom
Date: 07-12-2006, 01:16 AM (7 of 7)
Welcome from me too!
Tickled pink with my Innovis 4000D
User: bridesmom
Member since: 01-21-2004
Total posts: 2026
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